July 21, 2005
A Sad Time
This year, the 17th of Tammuz falls on Sunday, July 24. This is a fast day -- no eating, no drinking. Why? Because on this day, thousands of years ago, the Romans breached the wall of Jerusalem. Three weeks later, the Temple was destroyed.
The 17th of Tammuz is a bad day all around for the Jewish people as many tragedies have befallen them on this day throughout the ages. Help tell the story by filling in the correct words:
ten, miscalculated, one, Torah, killed, Jewish, ghetto, Jerusalem, golden, broke.
The Israelites _____________ the return of Moses from the top of Mount Sinai by _____ day. When he returned, they had already built the ____________ calf.
Moses got so mad he threw the ______ commandments down and they _______ into 1,000 pieces.
In 3184 (586 BCE), after months of siege by the wicked Nebuchadnezzar's army, the walls of ______________ were finally breached.
In the time of the Roman occupation, the captain of the Roman forces, publicly burned a ________ on that day.
In 1391, more than 4,000 Spanish Jews were ______________ in Toledo.
In 1559 the _________ Quarter of Prague was burned and looted.
In 1944, the entire population of the Kovno _______ was sent to the death camps.
Amazing Summer Contest!
Don't forget to take pictures and write a great story about an amazing thing you did this summer and send it in. You have a few more weeks until the deadline.
The winners will be published in the paper and will receive a prize.